Senior Web Designer Salary

An average Senior Web Designer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $70K per year. Total cash compensation to Senior Web Designers approaches anywhere from $49K on the lower end to $102K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $15K from profit sharing. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Senior Web Designers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$49,726 - $95,529
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$70K
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MEDIAN: $69,705
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$17.50 - $85.00
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$0$101K
Salary $49,726 - $95,529
Bonus $483.09 - $10,149
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $14,899
Commission $1,200
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,115 - $101,592
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 435
Hourly Data $0$93
Hourly Rate $17.50 - $85.00
Hourly Tips $0.13
Overtime $21.00 - $93.60
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $483.09 - $10,149
Commission $1,200
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $14,899
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,115 - $101,592
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 44

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Job Description for Senior Web Designer

A senior web designer is responsible for designing and implementing websites for one or more companies. Depending on the size and structure of their firm, the "senior" designation may refer to either how long they have been employed by their firm or their position relative to other designers; a senior web designer may be a leader for a team of designers as well.

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Senior Web Designer Tasks

  • Conceptualize, create, develop, design and produce web promotions using graphics design software.
  • Interprets creative "look" of each promotion and builds, develops layouts of those materials assigned.
  • Ensure creative elements are inline with brand requirements.

Common Career Paths for Senior Web Designer


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Senior Web Designers who transition into an User Experience Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $132K per year. Career advancement for the typical Senior Web Designer often leads to becoming a Creative Director or an User Experience Designer; median salaries in these positions are $12K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Web Designer


Survey results imply that Senior Web Designers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Flash, JavaScript, Adobe Dreamweaver, and User Interface Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include HTML, Graphic Design, and Dreamweaver. Most people experienced in Adobe Photoshop also know Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and User Interface Design. Skill sets containing Web Design also tend to include User Interface Design and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Web Designer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Web Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Web Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 138 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Web Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 264 salaries. An experienced Senior Web Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 199 salaries. A Senior Web Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 30 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,029

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Web Designers, 39 percent higher than the national average. Senior Web Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+30 percent), New York (+23 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), and Atlanta (+7 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Cincinnati Senior Web Designers earning much less — 23 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (14 percent lower) and Tampa (8 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Senior Web Designer

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Senior Web Designer Salaries

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National Average
$71,000

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Skills That Affect Senior Web Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 11%
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